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  • The Last Time I Lied

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she - or anyone - saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips. Now a rising star in the NYC art scene, Emma's paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of the very same Camp Nightingale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing...

  • By Rachel Delaney on 07-16-18

Unfortunately Very Disappointed....

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-19

I am confused on how this book recieved such good reviews.

I read the authors other book, Final Girls, and was in love with it. This book on the other hand.... I honestly feel like nothing happened. I didn't connect with the character and feel like she was very bland and didn't have a personality. This book just seemed like it was overly detailed and it had nothing to do with anything.

I can't tell you what happened in this book that made it as long as it did. Nothing happened! There weren't any twists and turns or shocking moments until the very last chapter which left you handing in an annoying and inconclusive way. You can actually skip the entirely of this book and not miss anything important. So disappointed.

  • My Lovely Wife

  • By: Samantha Downing
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances with whom you keep meaning to get dinner. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and twisted!

  • By hari senthil gurusamy on 03-26-19

The Read of the Decade

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-19

If there is only one book you read this year, let it he this one.

Original captivating storyline, top notch performance. I could not put this book down and I am so upset it's over.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Child

  • By: Lucinda Berry
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams, Erin Bennett, Dan John Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can see it coming... but how bad is it?

  • By shelley on 03-02-19

I Don't Even Know Where To Begin...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This book - amazing, gripping, captivating, shocking, well written, realistic, relatable, eye opening.... and more.

I don't want to write any summaries that may take away from the integrity of the book because the reviews and summaries I read were a little misleading or understated a lot of this book.

I will say - If you enjoy domestic/family thrillers or enjoyed Zojie Stage's Baby Teeth, you will love this book. Also- I did not think I would find anything that could be in the same realm as Baby Teeth and this book proved me wrong.

This book might be my favorite read to date.

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,050

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Eh - Not Much Suspense or Satisfying Ending

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Fairly disappointed. The book started off great and had plenty of potential... it just didn't have the suspense or the "OMG" moment. Fantastic narration.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

She Will Always Be THE Heroine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Absolutely wonderful. My love for Carrie Fisher has multiplied by 1000 after listening to this book. I listened to it in 1 sitting and now I am going to buy her other two biographies. Her narration was exceptionally wonderful and could only have been narrated by her.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For Better and Worse

  • By: Margot Hunt
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner, and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never wanted it to end!

  • By Jenny on 12-13-18

Keeps You Hooked Throughout... but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the suspense and the detailed realistic components of every scene that a reader would wonder about. I gave the book 4 stars because I was utterly disappointed in the ending. I found the ending to be out of sync with the rest of book and how it was portrayed. I am now wondering if there will be a sequal. The writing style is phenomenal and I could not put the book down...but I am very disappointed in how it tied together. Not many "twists" during the storyline but it was still incredibly suspenseful. Fantastic narrator.

  • The Other Woman

  • By: Sandie Jones
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245

Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I hater to give negative reviews - BUT...

  • By Ashley Mainen on 11-10-18

Wow! Simply Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I listened to this book in 1 day. I could not put it down! Just listen to it, you won't be disappointed.

I will add that Reese's book club brought me to this book & I am surprised it has not recieved more hype from other sources.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,973

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Amazing Story, Mumbling Narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I almost couldn't listen to this because the narrator sounded like she was mumbling or just woke up. This narration was so awful, I couldn't listen to it in my car because the mumbling would trigger the bass setting in my car. All of the characters sound exactly the same during narration and the narrator doesn't take enough time between dialogues so it's hard to follow when multiple characters converse. The storyline was overshadowed by the awful narration.
I was hoping for a crazier ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,948
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,958

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

So confused.... So Short! 37 minutes!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I'm not sure what to really rate this book seeing it was only 37 minutes. I thought it was so good and was totally captivated. When I thought the book was getting to its main story arc, it was over! What the heck??? Excellent premise too!

  • The Wrong Sister

  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917

From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They've never met, but Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi - confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy - is convinced they're twins, separated shortly after birth. When a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like anything T E Woods has written B4!!!

  • By shelley on 03-01-18

WOW - Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Just get this book, I was so pleasantly surprised with this book and I wont say more. You won't be disappointed